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R| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
A Bentley-driving Texas lawyer (Michael Fassbender) appears to have it all, including a beautiful fiancee named Laura (Penélope Cruz) -- but his financial needs force him to become involved in an ill-advised drug deal. His partners in the venture include middleman Westray (Brad Pitt), shady nightclub owner Reiner (Javier Bardem) and Malkina (Cameron Diaz), Reiner's sociopathic lover. Unsurprisingly, the counselor's deal spirals out of control, placing both him and Laura in mortal danger.

Cast: Michael Fassbender , Penélope Cruz , Cameron Diaz , Javier Bardem , Brad Pitt , Bruno Ganz , Rosie Perez , Sam Spruell

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Counselor (2013)

Release Date: October 25th, 2013|1 hr. 57 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Oddly, the published screenplay – while far from McCarthy's top-drawer – reads better than it plays. What's onscreen recalls a line from No Country: "It's a mess, ain't it, Sheriff?" show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's possible there has never been anything like it. It contains memorable dialogue, vivid characters and several superb scenes, and yet it still manages to be wrong, a complete miscalculation. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The overwritten script and the ridiculous plot combine to make The Counselor a frustrating experience. show more

  • November 19, 2013 uv00000000172222
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    I left wondering had I fallen asleep and missed what this movie was about. the trailer was by far better than movie.

  • November 11, 2013 FedUp
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    A clever film but excessively long. The story could have been told -- and better-told -- in -120 minutes. By the end I just wanted it to end so that I could get Out Of There.

  • November 11, 2013 borivoje
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    I could not believe that Ridley Scott could make such a bad movie ... what a waste of time..

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Cameron Diaz's Accent in 'The Counselor' Was So Over-the-Top She Had to Dub Herself

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Katie Roberts on Nov 7th, 2013 5:00PM

Fox Apparently, having sex with a car wasn't enough of an idiosyncrasy for Cameron Diaz's character in "The Counselor": The Hollywood Reporter says that Diaz also had to re-record her dialogue...

'The Counselor' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Cormac McCarthy Thriller

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Drew Taylor on Oct 26th, 2013 12:00PM

Fox Ridley Scott is one of those directors whose films are automatic must-sees, even if the filmmaker is going through a rough patch creatively. Scott has had a number of ups and downs in his...

Weekend Movies: 'Bad Grandpa,' 'The Counselor,' & More (VIDEO)

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Erin Whitney on Oct 24th, 2013 11:30AM

This weekend's movies include the Michael Fassbender drug-trafficking thriller "The Counselor" and "Jackass" spin-off "Bad Grandpa." From director Ridley Scott and first-time screenwriter /...

'The Counselor' Trailer: Michael Fassbender Gets in Over His Head (VIDEOS)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Aug 7th, 2013 3:00PM

20th Century Fox Michael Fassbender looks very good while doing something very bad in Ridley Scott's star-studded drama "The Counselor." The upcoming movie is written by "No Country for Old...

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